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Bonbini Festival Show

Fort Guzman, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Ranked #13 of 26 Attractions in Oranjestad
Type: Performances, Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Neenah, Wisconsin
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Oops, I just reviewed the Bon Bini Festival under Fort Zoutman. Anyway, the Bon BIni Festival is good for a glimpse into local culture, with local food and desserts, local artisans selling handmade crafts and local music and dance. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking to learn more about Aruba and it's people.

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Huntsville, Alabama
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I recommend the BonBini Festival to everyone. It's on Tuesday night at Fort Zourtman downdown. It's great entertainment for $5 and you can learn about the island culture. we go every time we visit Aruba.

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This show provides interesting information about the island for first time visitors. I enjoyed the food provided by local cooks and available for purchase.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We thought this would be an entertaining way to learn about the culture of Aruba, but the show a little too "off-the-cuff" for us. Admission is $5 (not bad), and there are some local artisans selling jewelry and other goods inside the front door. They also sell a limited amount of local food, which we didn't try. The show itself... More

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Jamaica, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Prior to attending, I was somewhat concerned because there were several negative reviews. I guess it depends on your expectations. If your expecting a Las Vegas type review, you'll be disappointed, If you're looking for a fun evening and want to learn something about the music, dance, and culture of Aruba, you'll have a very nice time. The performers and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The show was great, and so was the local food for sale. Beforehand they had some local crafts available for purchase. I learned a lot about Aruba and for 5 dollars it was worth going. The dancing, performances, and singing were all really great and fantastic. The host was funny and entertaining.

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Bronx, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The outfits are very bright and colorful. The music is nice and the dances are beautiful. The food was also delicious.

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Parkland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The locals call this the Bon Bini Festival held every Tuesday night and all tourists are invited to mingle with the locals and learn more about the culture and lifestyle. Lots of local food and drink, dancing and music, quite an experience! Thoroughly enjoyed it and would love to return.

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

For $5.00 per person you get a little bit of the history of Aruba, from colonial times to the self governing of 1986. Some local musicians and youth dancers who change their costumes as they represent the changes to island culture. At 1 and half hours some people felt it was a bit too long. But you can by food... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the show on our last night. It is held every Tuesday. It is kind of like a mini Carnival with the history of Aruba. This was really the first time that we found out about Aruba's history. The music was great and the dancers wore I presume authentic outfits. Since Apparently Aruba has a festival every month,... More

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